February 27, 2015


Social Giving IRL (In Real Life) for Nonprofits

Birds on a wireSocial giving uses the power of networks to amplify donations. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and the rest can encourage new donations. But what about location-based networks? Can donations go up using ad-hoc networks of people in the real world?

Internet Rights are Civil Rights: New Foundation Initiative Announced

InternetOn Wednesday, a daylong event in New York launched the NetGain project, which will explore and spark action on the intersection between civil society and the future of the internet.



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  • Non profitAs organizational theorists have described it, an organization’s risk of dying is highest at the point of its founding and decreases with age. So it is essential for new ...

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Facebook’s Ebola “Donate” Button Will Fund 3 Designated Charities

Ebola Donate ButtonIn a precedent-setting move, Facebook has placed a donate button on its home page to raise money for three charities working on Ebola.

Mutual Trust as a Basis for Philanthropic Excellence

StarsWhat “effective nonprofit-foundation partnership” means and why it’s good for foundations.

Charities Hush Hush about Porn Industry Donations

HushCharities in the United States remain mum about funding accepted from the adult entertainment industry.

Anonymous Dream Donor Gives Schools $5M for What They Want

AnonymousLots of rich people give multimillion-dollar grants, but how many of them do so in a way that respects the knowledge of those on the ground?

Council on Foundations Fights Tax Changes and High-Profile Criticism

COFAfter answering criticism highlighted in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Council gears up for a fight over how quickly donor-advised funds are spent.

LIVE BLOG: What Defines a Small Foundation?

Mongolia’s transition from socialism to capitalism was fraught with crisis, much like the disruptions faced by other former socialist countries, but with its own distinctive challenges due to location, natural resources, and more.